Delight in amazing wines from Washington and California this Friday, April 12, at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar! Join special guest Michael Rugers, Certified Sommerlier and Fine Wines Specialist, and Chef Partner Ryan Mitchell as they pair the dueling wines with the following  five-course dinner menu:

First course
Grilled Prawn
caramelized brussels sprouts, chevre foam
Schweiger, Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley California, 2011
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Sauvignon Blanc Horse
Heaven Hills, 2011

Second course
Lobster Bisque
seared diver scallop, lobster croquet, truffle micro greens
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate Horse Heaven Hills, 2009
Beringer, Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley, 2010

Third course
Stuffed Quail
spinach, garlic, honey, bing cherry gastrique, merlot reduction, black berry compote
Rodney Strong, Merlot Sonoma County, 2009
Hogue Genesis, Merlot Washington, 2008

Fourth course
Prime New York Strip
roasted shallot compound butter, twice baked blue crab potato, beet puree
Estancia, Meritage Paso Robles, 2009
Northstar Stella Maris, Columbia Valley, 2007

Fifth course
Milk Chocolate Cremose Espresso Parfait
tahitian vanilla bean, hazelnuts
Hogue Genesis, Syrah Washington, 2009
Red Car Wine Company, Syrah Sonoma Coast, 2008

Cost is $125 per guest. Call 813-874-9463 to reserve.

Stay tuned for more ways to eat and drink your way through Tampa Bay!